ORIGINAL: Motor Squad
Both lights come on and the battery stops charging when the unit gets to its "defective" temperature which may be different for each unit. When the temperature drops back down it may start working again until the temperature gets too hot again.
What are the symptoms of a bad regulator? I can figure low voltage when running off the battery. Does the battery "light" and check "engine" light come on as well?
That is exactly what mine is doing. I've had it in the garage all week with out the battery minder on the bike. The temps in the garage were 90* plus from time to time thats even with exhaust fan going into the attic. The alarm was set. So I've thought that the battery may have been kind of on the down side to start with.
I didn't drive it enough today after doing some mods to it because the lights (both) would come on and off. I tried to conserve some of the power by not holding the brake when stopped at a light and kept the radio off, as well as kept the passing lamps off. I saw that the battery voltage on my gauge was below 12. And it didn't want to go up to much.
After being on a charge a bit the battery volts were back up to 13 to 14 v. and the needle on the volt meter seemed to go up and down with the RPM's as did before with out having the lights on the dash going on!
I'm leaving the charger back on mine until it comes out of the garage again, as long as the charger shows a green light that its fully charged again.
And Thanks for the info on the regulators as well.